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Mastering the essay: Tips to leave an impression

SHERIDAN — Although the new academic year has just started, it is not too early for seniors to begin work on one of the most important aspects of their next educational step, the college admission or scholarship essay. Many scholarship organizations begin taking applications soon, and one standard part of most of them is the… Continue Reading

Senior Happenings Sept. 13, 2014

• Class days for the Jewelry Class with Natural Stones have been changed from Fridays to Mondays in the Sheridan Senior Center’s Art Studio.  Class times are unchanged and will be from 1- 2:30 p.m. The classes will start this Monday, Sept. 15. • Basics of Social Security community presentation noon to 1:30 p.m. at… Continue Reading

Column: Keeping a cowgirls’ secret

Meadowlarks cheerfully welcomed spring as we blond cowgirls, dressed in old straw hats, shirts and Levis, trotted our horses across greening pastures to gather Hereford cattle.  My sister, Vera, 11, was riding Trixie, a small pinto mare, and I, 10, was riding Sailor, a roan gelding. Our dad had warned us that Midnight, the two-year-old… Continue Reading

Fall fishing trip planned

SHERIDAN — Kick off the first day of autumn with a fishing excursion at Lake DeSmet on Sept. 23. The Sheridan Senior Center is offering a half-day group trip for the community to the lake.  Participants may come to hike the lake and do not need to fish. Those wishing to fish must have their… Continue Reading

Agendas Sept. 13, 2014

Sheridan City Council 6 p.m. Monday Work session Sheridan City Hall • Feasibility of Goose Creek Restoration Project Presentation & Discussion (Section 1135 Army Corp of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Project) 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff,… Continue Reading

Varying levels of protection available for lands

Varying levels of protection available for lands

SHERIDAN — While a wilderness designation, which offers the most protection, is often desirable for pristine areas, groups dedicated to conservation also see the value in other protective designations such as National Scenic Areas and Roadless Areas. These designations provide substantial protection for landscapes but allow some recreational activities that are not allowed in wilderness… Continue Reading

Fair association OKs overage costs for water project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to approve payment of up to $66,000 in overage costs for a water system replacement project to be completed at the fairgrounds this winter. The overage amount was approximately $13,000 more than originally anticipated, but the board decided the project was crucial enough to justify spending more… Continue Reading

All Nations Indian Relay Races kick off tonight

SHERIDAN —  More than 30 elite teams representing 15 Indian nations from across North America will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes at the All Nations Indian Relay Championships tonight through Sunday. Teams from across the northwestern plains compete with each other  throughout the summer months to earn their place at the championships. Indian… Continue Reading

SAWS explores purchase of Park Reservoir water shares

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed at length Wednesday the possibility of the city of Sheridan and the SAWS board submitting a joint application for funds that would be used to purchase shares of stored water in Park Reservoir. No action was taken on the matter, but a… Continue Reading

Baxter yoga workshops set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is holding a weekend workshop with Dr. Baxter Bell. There will be classes on today, Saturday and Sunday focusing on core integrity and balance. On Saturday afternoon, a special guest speaker, Melina Meza, will give an introduction to Ayurveda talk. Ayurveda is the sister discipline to yoga that stresses the importance… Continue Reading

Science Saturdays kick off this week

SHERIDAN — The annual “Science Saturday” events will kick off this weekend. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday the public is invited to go to the Sheridan College Dinosaur Quarry. Attendees will meet at the Museum of Discovery at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. Transportation will not be provided, however, there will be an organizing of… Continue Reading

Rib and Chop to reward local teachers

SHERIDAN — During the 2014-15 school year, the Chop House family of restaurants is celebrating the dedicated men and women who commit themselves to being teachers. Starting in September, the restaurant group will be giving $1,000 each month to teachers from communities in which it has a location. On Sept. 15, the Chop House will… Continue Reading

Landon’s hosting free workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop for the public Saturday. At 10 a.m. Keith Kershaw will discuss how to properly plant and prepare trees for winter and other seasons. Keith will share some tricks to ensure you have success with your fall plantings. This workshop also kicks off Landon’s annual nursery sale… Continue Reading

Sugarland Ridge celebrating National Assisted Living Week

SHERIDAN — In observance of National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 7-13, Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Magic of Music.” The “Magic of Music” celebrates the role music plays in the daily lives… Continue Reading

MASH raises $45,000 for hospital projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association hosted a women’s 18-hole golf scramble on Saturday at the Powder Horn. Along with the tournament, a Friday MASH Mania dinner and dance was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Funds raised will support enhancements to the Intensive Care Unit and… Continue Reading

High court again overturns Ernst murder sentence

CHEYENNE (AP) — For the second time, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a Sheridan judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing. The high court on Wednesday ordered Judge John Fenn to resentence 21-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud after considering his murder, aggravated burglary and conspiracy convictions as… Continue Reading

Gosar asks voters to ‘walk on’ to campaign

SHERIDAN — Pete Gosar, the Democratic candidate for governor in the coming November election, rallied a crowd at a meet and greet event Wednesday in Sheridan, asking supporters to “walk on” to his campaign by talking about the issues that matter to Wyoming citizens regardless of political party. Gosar is using “Walk On” as a… Continue Reading

SCSD3 hears pitch from virtual school program developer

SHERIDAN — Administrators at Sheridan County School District 3 have begun discussions on releasing a new virtual school program that would be locally driven but available statewide. Jodi Ibach of Sheridan presented a teacher-led and student-centered, competency based learning program to the board of trustees Wednesday night during the board’s work session. Ibach, a former… Continue Reading

Burgess announces intent to run as Independent for HD30

SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess recently announced her intentions to run as an Independent for the House District 30 seat this fall. She’ll face Republican candidate Mark Jennings, who ousted current HD30 Rep. Kathy Coleman in the August primary. In a press release sent out Wednesday, Burgess said she is running for the seat… Continue Reading

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